In a little over a week we’ll be gathering in Boulder! Earlier today we emailed everyone some key information, and hopefully you read it already and have it committed to memory. But just in case, here’s a recap of some of mission-critical details.
1. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FEB. 3
Our online registration system will close on Thursday, February 3rd, at 12:00 midnight US Eastern time. If you need to transfer your registration to another person, agree to the Activity Waiver, change the name on your badge, or update any personal information — now is the time! After that you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org for any changes.
2. GET CONNECTED
If you have an iPhone, be sure to download our shiny new conference app by visiting http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ixda/id415594021 Or just search for “IxDA” in the iTunes Store. The app will give you immediate access to the conference schedule, speaker info, and more great features. Courtesy of @smudgeproof_llc.
Remember, you can always find conference information by visiting this website. And the detailed day-by-day program is here. A mobile web version is coming shortly.
Start networking before the conference by joining us on Crowdvine. People are already using it to organize ride-shares, special events, and other forms of meetups, so check it out!
On Twitter, be sure to follow @IxDConf for all kinds of announcements. Use the tag #ixd11 for all your tweets and post. You can also find some of our speakers and sponsors by following these lists:
Lightning Session speakers
3. ARRIVING IN DENVER, GETTING TO BOULDER
If you are flying into Denver and haven’t yet arranged your ground transportation to Boulder, a variety of options are here.
We will offer shuttle service during the conference with coverage between all venues and the following hotels: St Julien Hotel and Spa, Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, Boulder Creek Quality Inn and Suites, Best Western Boulder Inn, Hotel Boulderado, and Boulder Marriott.
Here’s the map overview of where you’ll be hangin’ during the conference. We’ll also provide shuttling for all the special events, connecting our main conference venue and hotels to event locations. Physical and digital maps will be available providing specifics about how to get from Point A to Point B.
This year, the conference shuttle becomes part of our “hallway conversations” so we have a fun project in the works to capture and share some of what goes on in these “hallways”. So, when you’re riding that bus, don’t be surprised if one of our volunteers invites you to give a “Dash-Bus Confessional” interview. More info coming soon to the conference website.
5. REGISTRATION/BADGE PICKUP
Stop by to pick up your badge and attendee packet from our friendly and hard-working conference folks:
Wednesday, February 9th
8:00am – 10:00pm in the St. Julien Hotel, main lobby
Note: If you’re attending a Wednesday morning workshop, plan to arrive by 9:00am; afternoon workshop attendees, plan to arrive by 1:30pm
Thursday, February 10th
8:00am – 6:00pm at the University Memorial Center (UMC), second floor
Note: If you’re arriving Boulder *after* 6:00pm Thursday please bring photo ID to The Boulder Theater (Opening Party venue)
Friday, February 11th
8:00am – 2:00pm at the University Memorial Center (UMC), second floor
The weather report is looking good, but you never know with Boulder. Plan on highs of 40-45F (4-8C) with below-freezing nights – bring warm outerwear including a winter hat and gloves. Boulder may see snow but knows how to handle their snow business.
7. LOST, CONFUSED, QUESTIONS, COMMMENTS?
Conference organizers and student volunteers will be onsite, identifiable by their badges, and ready to help with questions or concerns.
You can also tweet questions tagged with #ixdhelp and we’ll do our best to help you.
And you can always email us: email@example.com
See you in Boulder!
The Interaction11 Conference Committee